Take A Friend Fishing 2016

“Take A Friend Fishing” (TAFF) is a campaign where UK anglers are encouraged to take a person out who they feel would benefit from a day’s fishing. Remember when a friend or family member took you fishing when you were [...]

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PAA member becomes England Team Captain

I was recently given the great honour of becoming England Team Captain for this year’s Junior World Carp Classic, which will be staged at Lake Katlov in the Czech Republic. Running from the 24th-29th May, the event will see 14 [...]

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EPFFA River Fly Fishing Championships 2015 by Iain Fraser

The River Ure in North Yorkshire is a river I knew nothing about except that it was reported to be an excellent grayling water.

I travelled up with Bob my old fishing mate of 40 odd years and arrived in the outskirts of Layburn about 2pm in the afternoon. We found the river and had a scouting foray and were pleasantly surprised to find a falling river and signs of a few fish rising although we could not identify what the fish were rising to.

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A Threat to Our Fisheries

How can we as coaches help the stop of Invasive Non Native Species? By John Blewitt. The simple answer is, on our own we can’t, but we can help to cut down on the spread. By following some simple routines, we can help to cut down on the risk of spreading these “beasties”.

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TAKE SOMEONE FISHING FOR FREE

The Easter holiday period heralds the first of three TAKE A FRIEND FISHING (TAFF) campaign initiatives for 2015, to encourage parents, grandparents, guardians and friends to enjoy fishing with family members and friends who have not fished before, free of [...]

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Angling Coaches’ Northern Jamboree

Saturday & Sunday 9th/10th May 2015 10am-4pm Pool Bridge Farm, York Free weekend’s fishing Free First Aid refresher course Free Safeguarding refresher course Free Saturday evening barbecue Free coaching forum and CPD sessions - including “How does a modest coaching income [...]

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Angling dignitary becomes Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy

Les Webber MBE, founder of award-winning Angling Projects and stalwart supporter of recruiting young people into angling, has accepted an invitation to become the Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy (KGAA). The Academy was officially launched in August 2014, [...]

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NFM 2014 – Absolutely Fabulous

This year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) exceeded organisers’ expectations and introduced thousands of new people to angling. A total of 310 special NFM events were staged during July and August 2014, attended by enthusiastic participants from across the UK.

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DIGNITARIES AND CELEBRITIES LINE UP TO HAVE A GO DURING NATIONAL FISHING MONTH

The National Fishing Month (NFM) launch at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace was a roaring success despite the best efforts from the unpredictable weather. Coaches from the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) and the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) [...]

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PAA reaction to conviction of Leeds child abuser

The Professional Anglers’ Association (PAA) has reacted strongly to news of the conviction and jailing of Leeds-based angling coach Paul Stead for a string of child abuse offences. PAA Chairman Dr Bruno Broughton said: “We are aware that although Stead [...]

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Making it all worthwhile

You’ve spent the week getting up at dawn, falling into bed past midnight with barely time to shower and eat. To cap it all, we’re having a mini heatwave and the mozzies are biting something fierce. Then one night you [...]

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Take a Friend Fishing in National Fishing Month

Why don’t you TAKE A FRIEND FISHING during National Fishing Month (NFM) and follow thousands of parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality time together at the waterside over the summer holidays? It’s a hugely enjoyable way to strengthen relationships [...]

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Countdown to National Fishing Month 2013

A press release from our colleagues at National Fishing Month: With less than a month to go, it’s full steam ahead for National Fishing Month (NFM) organised by the Angling Trades Association and its supporting partners. To date, over 250 [...]

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Hot off the press: Pure Fishing deals for PAA members!

Pure Fishing has agreed to offer current PAA members trade price + VAT for purchases of their brands. These brands include: Berkley, Mitchell, Abu Garcia, JRC, Shakespeare, Penn, Spider Wire, Stren, Fenwick, Sebile and Gulp. Any order over £99 will [...]

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Sports Direct Supports Angling Causes

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sports Direct Supports Angling Causes Newcomer to the angling market, high street retailer Sports Direct, has committed support and pledged significant finance to angling associations and charities. In a ground-breaking agreement, Sports Direct will be [...]

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Think Before You Cast Your Line!

As anglers and coaches, we’re very aware of the potential danger of overhead power lines but UK Power Networks have sent us a useful leaflet on safety information and are happy to send out printed versions for coaches to use [...]

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New PAA Insurance Policy

The Professional Anglers Association Coaching Insurance Policy Bespoke insurance designed specifically for Angling Coaches The Professional Anglers Association has negotiated an insurance policy with Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd. This new benefit is one that you can take up by choice, [...]

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New tackle deals for PAA members!

The PAA are delighted to point you to the newly updated Membership Benefits page that gives all our coaches the chance to make significant savings on a wide range of tackle. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a [...]

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National Fishing Month – Essex

As part of National Fishing Month, PAA coach Nick Watkins will be running a number of events at Puddledock Fisher in Upminster and Chigboro Fishery in Maldon, Essex. All events are open to anyone wanting to learn to fish… or [...]

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Salmon and trout fishing & guiding on the River Exe

Young lad with fishing rod at river bank being taught to cast.

PAA coach Graeme Lowndes is currently taking bookings for salmon fishing tuition and guiding on the river Exe on the Devon/Somerset Border. This includes spey casting and the techniques with the new switch casting rods. Following the wet spring and [...]

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Coaching event at Clive Vale Ponds, Hastings

As part of National Fishing Month, coaches will be on hand at Clive Vale Ponds in Hastings on the following Saturdays: 21st July 28th July 4th August 11th August Session times are 09:30 to 11:30. Cost is £1.50 per person. [...]

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Come along and have a go at fishing at G Fest, Crockey Hill

On 4th August at Pool Bridge, York (as part of National Fishing Month), coaches will be on hand at G Fest – an event to raise money for the Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund. Part of that event is [...]

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Young Angler of the Month on Tight Lines

PAA coach Martin Porter was delighted to see that one of his students made it on to Sky Sports’ Tight Lines Young Angler of the Month contest: You can download a slightly abridged version of the show (broadcast on 6 [...]

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Hampshire Water Festival at Staunton Park

Anglers’ Taster Sessions By The Lake Come and try your hand at fishing on the lake at Staunton! Book free instruction from one of the team of anglers on both days of the Water Festival. Sponsored by the Water Festival [...]

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The Great Yorkshire Show 2012

Coaches Graham Walker and Martin Porter have been busy setting up for Day 1 of the 2012 Great Yorkshire Show Come say hello – we’re in the Country Pursuits enclosure, next door to the Salmon & Trout Association. Update: Very [...]

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Spotlight on coaches: Martin Porter

The coaching work done by Martin Porter was recently highlighted on Fishing Magic: National Fishing Month Provides Hope for Troubled Teens As a full time angling coach, Professional Anglers’ Association Director Martin Porter considers himself to be a very lucky [...]

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Fishing for Answers: The Final Report of the Social and Community Benefits of Angling Project

A number of stakeholders including the Angling Trust, ADB and the Angling Trades Association attended a conference run by Substance this week where a final report on angling was presented to Richard Benyon and a number of representatives from government [...]

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Peg One and the PAA

We were recently approached by Dr Paul Garner of Peg One, part of the Nash Tackle stable, about them sponsoring both the PAA and sponsoring some coaches directly. After several conversations they have now sponsored Nick Watkins, Rob Walmsley, Jim [...]

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T&G Tackle Show at Stoneleigh Park – 16 & 17th October 2011

Once again the PAA added a little dignity to the T&G Tackle Show at Stoneleigh Park on the 16th and 17th of this month, a few of us mere innocents amongst all the bandits of the tackle trade. We shared [...]

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PAA Support National Fishing Month

Despite awful weather conditions, the PAA team came up trumps at the Fish O Mania, Cudmore event on the 16th and 17th July, coaching on behalf of National Fishing Month,  a total of 105 children and adults wanting to have [...]

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Your News and Views

The next newsletter will be issued shortly. If you have news or other information you would like included, please send them to Bruno Broughton 2 The Crofters Post Office Lane Moreton Nr Newport Shropshire TF10 9EG

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Regionalisation

The PAA is committed to supporting members in the marketing of their coaching activities, and our presence at country shows and game fairs is an excellent way of doing this. The best way to achieve a comprehensive coverage of these [...]

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Licence to Coach

Please check your ‘licence to coach’ card to see when renewal is due.  All the cards issued by the PAA will be superseded by the ADB scheme – the PAA will no longer issue licences. This will ensure that all coaches [...]

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